Chemical sciences- SCIENCE F-6

Science Understanding- Chemical sciences- SCIENCE F-6
Objects are made of materials that
have observable properties
 sorting and grouping materials on the basis of observable properties
such as colour, texture and flexibility
 thinking about how the materials used in buildings and shelters are
suited to the local environment
 investigating different forms of clothing used for different activities
 comparing the traditional materials used for clothing from around the
Everyday materials can be
physically changed in a variety of
ways (ACSSU018)
Different materials can be combined,
including by mixing, for a particular
purpose (ACSSU031)
A change of state between solid and
liquid can be caused by adding or
removing heat (ACSSU046)
Natural and processed materials
have a range of physical properties;
These properties can influence their
use (ACSSU074)
Solids, liquids and gases have
different observable properties and
behave in different ways
Changes to materials can be
reversible, such as melting, freezing,
evaporating; or irreversible, such as
burning and rusting (ACSSU095)
Critical and creative
 predicting and comparing how the shapes of objects made from
different materials can be physically changed through actions such as thinking , Literacy
bending, stretching and twisting
 exploring how materials such as water, chocolate or play dough
change when warmed or cooled
Critical and creative Sustainability
 exploring the local environment to observe a variety of materials,
and describing ways in which materials are used
 investigating the effects of mixing materials together
 suggesting why different parts of everyday objects such as toys and
clothes are made from different materials
 identifying materials such as paper that can be changed and remade
or recycled into new products
Critical and creative Sustainability
 investigating how liquids and solids respond to changes in
temperature, for example water changing to ice, or melting chocolate thinking
 exploring how changes from solid to liquid and liquid to solid can
help us recycle materials
 predicting the effect of heat on different materials
 describing a range of common materials, such as metals or plastics,
and their uses
 investigating a particular property across a range of materials
 selecting materials for uses based on their properties
 considering how the properties of materials affect the management
of waste or can lead to pollution
 comparing solids and liquids by investigating differences, such as the Critical and creative
ability to flow or maintain shape and volume
 observing that gases have mass and take up space demonstrated by
using balloons or bubbles
 exploring the way solids, liquids and gases change under different
situations such as heating and cooling
 recognising that some materials such as foam are composite materials
and cannot be easily classified as solids, liquids or gases on the basis
of their observable properties
 recognising that substances exist in different states depending on the
Critical and creative Sustainability
 describing what happens when materials are mixed
 investigating the solubility of common materials in water
 investigating the change in state caused by heating and cooling of a
familiar substance
 investigating irreversible changes such as rusting, burning and cooking
 exploring how reversible changes can be used to recycle materials